Movie Category: Action

The Boxer’s Omen 0

The Boxer’s Omen

I watched this film. I’ll be honest, I’m hard-pressed to tell you wtf it was about. A Hong Kong gangster gets rescued from thugs by an apparition. The gangster’s brother (a boxer) gets paralysed...

The Matrix Resurrections 0

The Matrix Resurrections

Unfair to write this up as I suspect I slept through a substantive chunk of it. I thought the first 30-45 minutes were an interesting-enough bit of self-reflection about the decreasing returns in endlessly...

OSS 117: From Africa with Love 0

OSS 117: From Africa with Love

I’ve been a fan of Jean DuJardin’s OSS117 films since seeing “Lost in Rio” in 2010 with Hannah & Paul, and it’s been a bit of a hard sell to bring other people on...

Ready Player One 0

Ready Player One

For a futuristic virtual-world story this one came off as quite fresh & original – I wonder if any of the cracks in the story were papered over by the legion of little pop-culture...

Top Gun: Maverick 0

Top Gun: Maverick

Bit of a pantomime, wasn’t it? There was something fundamentally weird about the idea of Tom Cruise (a 60 year old) playing football on a beach with a bunch of 20-somethings, and out-flying them,...

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 0

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Digital restoration release on the big screen – another chance to revisit a film of childhood in definition far greater than I’d ever seen, and in this case than the film producers had probably...

The Crow 0

The Crow

This has been on my list to get around to watching since I was a teenager. And now, having finally seen it, I think the best thing I can say is “Well, that’s that...

Mad Max 2 0

Mad Max 2

This genre flick goes beyond being a film into being a bona-fide cinema classic, but on THIS occasion I saw it as a digital restoration at the Bristol IMAX as part of 20th Century...

Grosse Pointe Blank 0

Grosse Pointe Blank

Total 90s cornerstone, this. Was it the last time Dan Aykroyd played a character in a film that wasn’t just Dan Aykroyd? The thing that struck me most on this watch (other than the...

The Batman 0

The Batman

Turns out the world needed another Batman movie.  Who knew.  This time it’s (naturally) a bit grittier than the previous ones.  I enjoyed the home-grown sensibility of some of the costumes & gear, and...